7 episodes

The City Speaks is Dublin’s first podcast walking tour and a new way to discover an old town. Artists, creators, musicians and much more will share their stories which contribute to how the city is shaped. In this series, we talk to some of Dublin’s most prolific street artists. As we visit their murals around the Smithfield area, we learn more about their creative process, the ideas behind certain pieces and what it’s like being a street artist in Dublin.

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The City Speaks is Dublin’s first podcast walking tour and a new way to discover an old town. Artists, creators, musicians and much more will share their stories which contribute to how the city is shaped. In this series, we talk to some of Dublin’s most prolific street artists. As we visit their murals around the Smithfield area, we learn more about their creative process, the ideas behind certain pieces and what it’s like being a street artist in Dublin.

    Stop One: Subset at Stirrup Lane

    Stop One: Subset at Stirrup Lane

    Our first stop is ‘Horse Boy’, one of Dublin’s most iconic murals. Painted by Subset, this mural became the subject of debate around planning legislation when reports emerged that Dublin City Council had ordered the piece to be removed.

    Here we talk to Subset about the mural and the process of creating art in the capital.

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    • 7 min
    Stop Two: Subset at Haymarket

    Stop Two: Subset at Haymarket

    Our next stop is Haymarket, Smithfield where there are three more Subset pieces. The first piece is a boat and its abstract reflection. The second is a photorealistic portrait of an unidentified character, while the third is a colourful mobius.

    Subset join us again to tell us more.

    Please enjoy Jameson Responsibly.

    • 8 min
    Stop Three: Signs of Power at Benburb Street

    Stop Three: Signs of Power at Benburb Street

    Vanessa Power is known for her bold typography and graphic depictions of our favourite Irish sayings. ‘Me Auld Flower’ has become one of the most captivating murals in Dublin, and at this stop, Vanessa talks about her process and being part of the street art scene.

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    • 4 min
    Stop Four: James Early at The Hendrick

    Stop Four: James Early at The Hendrick

    Next we move to The Hendrick – Dublin’s dedicated street art hotel. The six-storey building is home to some of the city’s most vibrant pieces and includes work from James Early. James joins us to chat about how his family background in stained glass informed and inspired his unique style.

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    • 8 min
    Stop Five: Vadis & Tilf at King Street North

    Stop Five: Vadis & Tilf at King Street North

    Above Smithfield Square, this huge piece represents the joy of music. This collaborative art was created by two Italian artists, Valdis and Tiff. The duo painted the piece as part of the MURO Street Art Festival in Dublin. Here, we chat to the Festival Curator, Anna.

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    • 7 min
    Stop Six: Hephee at Bow Street

    Stop Six: Hephee at Bow Street

    At Bow Street, we chat to artist Stephen Heffernan about his mural. Stephen has been working with Jameson to design the 2020 limited edition bottle and here he tells us about the inspiration behind both designs. 

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    • 6 min

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